Hello, I have had a nail fungus for a good ten years or so. When I first noticed it, I went to my doctor and he game me lamasil which I stopped taking after a few days since it had negative affects on me. Thereafter, I stopped taking care of it and just let it go for a good 7 or 8 years. I eventually grew up and started getting very self conscious of how it looked and wanted to wear sandals and flip flops and not have people think nasty things about me. A few years ago I went to my doctor again and he gave me a topical oil which I used for over a year and did not see any results. About two years ago, I noticed that a vertical brown line was starting to grow from the bottom up. I went to a dermatologist who took a sample of my nail but did not take a sample of the nail bed or from the cuticle. Biopsy came back as of course it being a fungus. He in turn gave me pills to take which I also had to stop taking since it was having a bad affect on my liver. After that, my dermatologist said that he would give me laser treatments which I did two of. They did not clear it but it looks a little bit better then what it was before. Still thick, yellow, crumbling below the nail, nail bed where new nail is growing is darker then the others and the brown line is still there. It is a thick brown line. How did I get this brown line? Did I get it because of the prolonged damage of the nail bed due to the years of having the nail fungus?
You're most welcome. Nail Melanoma does not affect multiple nails together while Longitudunal Melanonychia (LM) often does. The fact that an additional nail is showing changes is nearly conclusive that this is LM, which as I said is harmless. However it would be best to see your doctor to get this confirmed since I cannot see the affected area.
I would recommend getting the entire nail removed if its the only one affected by fungus, but this will be solely to treat the fungus not because I thin ... Read Full Answer
I had laparascopic surgery for endometriosis over 3 years ago. What I thought was two black dots from old stitches in my belly button, turned out to be both scabs. I can squeeze a good amt of pus out of each hole. I haven't been able to get pregnant since the surgery. Could my abdomen be infected or is just the belly button. The holes never closed.
You should get in touch with your obg/gyn and you should be able to conceive,as you have not mentioned about any reason which says that you will not be able to conceive. ... Read Full Answer
recently noticed brown spots around the groin area, not really itchy but they are like small scabs they usually wash off which confuses me.
Usually groin rashes can have a variety of causes,they can be fungal or yeast infection. With the history you gave me,they can be due to tight clothes.
They should usually go by themselves but if they are repeatedly occurring or are accompanied by burning micturition then better to show to a dermatologist
For now follow the following instructions
1) Wear loose cotton clothes
2) Keep area clean and dry
3) You should avoid unnecessary antibiotic or corticosteroid drugs
4) You can get your ... Read Full Answer
my insulin fasting is 45.5,m i DIABETIC?WHT TO DO?
Your tests are on higher side,and you should be started with drugs for reducing cholesterol and triglycerides. Even your cholesterol/hdl ratio is very bad so you will have to be started with drugs for reducing all this. But first diet and lifestyle changes have to be made. Your tsh is also raised mildly and you might also be started with drugs for that too.
Diet and lifestyle changes include:
1) Reduce your calorie intake
2) Limiting the amount of carbohydrate and unhealthy fat that you ... Read Full Answer
hi, I had a D&C because of incomplete abortion, then the bleeding was heavy for a week, doctor suggested me primolut-n for 21 days, after completing the course on third day i started bleeding, but the bleeding is very heavy with lot of pain ,,,, is this heavy bleeding normal and how long it will take to subsidise......
That is good that your ultrasound report is clear and didn't have any retained bits,the bleeding you are having may last for 3-5 days.
If pain is there then you can have pain killers. You should also have plenty of water because many people feel dehydrated and weak in such situation and have a good and healthy diet(high protein diet). You can also use hot water bottle over abdomen to relive your abdominal muscles. ... Read Full Answer